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Homeless youths find help at My Friend’s Place

MAKING A DIFFERENCE If you ask a young, homeless person where they’re going and they reply to My Friend’s Place, they are probably in good hands.  My Friend’s Place is a nonprofit that assists and inspires homeless youth ages 12-25 to build self-sufficient lives. Originally called the Lighthouse, My Friend’s Place was co-founded in 1988 Read More…

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Black health organization is committed to community

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Felica Jones is literally the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree. The executive director of Healthy African American Families (HAAF) Phase II took over the reins of the company after her mother, Dr. Loretta Jones, the founder, and CEO of the organization died in November 2018. Loretta Jones has been Read More…

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School On Wheels provides tutoring to homeless children

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: It’s hard to concentrate on reading, writing and arithmetic when you don’t know where you are going to lay your head at night. Homelessness can be overwhelming and, reportedly, can interfere with a child’s education. That’s the plight of a number of school children, who, as a result of homelessness, are falling Read More…